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An Unstable Living Situation

An Unstable Living Situation
By Yvonne Abraham, 
Boston Globe Columnist  

(October 10, 2013) What does a 91-year-old woman in a tumbledown home in Brighton have in common with a wealthy, ethically iffy congressman from Harlem?

They share a landlord, amazingly enough, and what a piece of work that landlord is. But that, sadly, is where their stories diverge.

Binnall House knitting club donates winter clothing items to HOPE

Nonprofit’s work with women, children cited. 

By Melissa Sandford
News Staff Writer, Gardner News

GARDNER (September 12, 2013)—Items from a table piled high with hand-crafted mittens, scarves and blankets were recently presented to House of Peace and Education Executive Director Christian Orobello by members of the Binnall House’s newly-founded knitting club.

The Schochet Companies Earns Green Accreditation under HUD Initiative

Earlier this month The Schochet Companies, an industry-leading real estate  firm based in Boston with properties throughout New England, received full SPI-HUD Accreditation for their efforts in sustainability throughout their portfolio.

Helping Hands Food Pantry Serves Up Weekly Staples and a Cambridge Food Festival

First in a Series on Hunger and Health in Cambridge

Fresh Pond Apartments Cambridge, MA
Saint James Episcopal Church 1991 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140


Being out in the warmth of a spring breeze is a just little bit unusual for the folks who run the Helping Hands Food Pantry. The pantry staff are more used to the usual routine: moving boxes, stocking shelves and managing volunteers in a ground level space of the Fresh Pond apartments, where the Helping Hands Food Pantry is located. This spring, sponsors and staff of the Helping Hands Food Pantry got a chance to socialize with families they serve at an outdoor food festival, and a chance to experience the communal aspects of food and community in a more lighthearted way. It was a pleasure to witness.

Retirement Housing Foundation, The Schochet Companies, and Riverside Village Apartments Host First Annual National Night Out 2013 Celebration

(Leominster, MA) August 12, 2013 – All across the country, communities are taking a stance against crime. On August 6th, residents of Riverside Village Apartments,  Mayor Dean J. Mazzarella, Worcester County Sheriff Lewis G. Evangelidis, members of local fire department,  law enforcement, and  community agencies along with a host of local businesses came together to celebrate National Night Out, America’s Night Out Against Crime.

Boston Business Journal: Executive Profile - Richard “Rick” Henken

To understand the success of the Schochet Companies, one needs to know a little about the arcane, highly regulated world of affordable housing. It’s a niche of the real estate industry ruled by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, along with layers of paperwork and programs like Section 8.

Most traditional real estate developers glance at the tangled bureaucracy and head for the exit. Where’s the profit in being regulated?

Hartford Celebrates Rededication Of Capitol Towers

Hartford News: Hartford Celebrates Rededication Of Capitol Towers, a high rise community for the elderly.

Retirement Housing Foundation, The Schochet Companies, and Community Leaders Celebrate Rededication of Capitol Towers

National faith-based non-profit Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF) and industry-leading management services firm The Schochet Companies mark completion of $1.77 million in renovations with community celebration

The Schochet Companies Honored as a 2013 Greenovate Boston Residential Award Recipient for Leadership in Sustainability

Leading Boston-based property management company reduces energy consumption by 10 percent, greenhouse gas emission down 2,000 tons per year. 

The Schochet Companies Marks 40 Years of Excellence in Real Estate with Launch of New Brand

The Schochet Companies celebrates four decades of industry-leading real estate development and management services with updated name as company continues growth and expansion.